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Ron Johnson’s Judges: Hostile to Marriage Rights, Women’s Reproductive Freedom, and Unsure on Banning School Segregation

Wisconsin’s Republican senator has approved lifetime positions for several nominees who were vigorously opposed by coalitions of civil rights groups.

FILE - Eric Toney, the Fond du Lac County district attorney and a Republican candidate for attorney general, speaks on April 12, 2022, at a news conference in the state Capitol in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Scott Bauer, File)
‘Throwing the Book at Ordinary People’: Republican Attorney General Candidate Eric Toney is Prosecuting Voters Over Innocent Mistakes

The Fond du Lac County district attorney has charged five people with felonies for putting a wrong address on their voter registration. If elected, he could target voters statewide.

Ron Johnson’s 180 on Same-Sex Marriage Bill: From ‘No Reason to Oppose’ to ‘I Would Not Support It’

The Republican senator also told a local group he’s working on an amendment that could gut the law being proposed by Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin.

Supporters of President Donald Trump climb the west wall of the the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
Jan. 6th Hearings: The Facts So Far

More than a dozen Republicans, many of whom previously worked for Trump, have testified thus far, painting a picture of a president willing to commit crimes to stay in office, regardless of the damage he might do to the country in the process.

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With Roe Gone, Wisconsin Neighbors Offer Rides to Other States for Women in Need of Care

Abortions remain legal in Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, and Minnesota.

Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
Evers and Kaul Sue to Have Wisconsin’s 1849 Abortion Ban Declared Invalid

The governor and state attorney general argue the ban is too old and is also superseded by a 1985 law that would still permit abortion prior to viability.

The U.S. Supreme Court is seen in Washington, DC, early Monday, June 15, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Rights Revoked: Roe v. Wade Repealed. Wisconsin’s 1849 Ban Is Back.

“After today, young women will come of age with fewer rights than their mothers and grandmothers had," wrote Justice Stephen Breyer.